Bionic knee could relieve osteorthritis pain

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PHOENIX -- You don't have to be a professional athlete -- or even a weekend warrior -- to have knee problems. About 400,000 people get total knee replacement each year,.

Now those with osteoarthritis in their knees, some 10 million people, have a new non-surgical option -- a bionic knee.

According to the BioniCare website, its unique system, which involves electrical stimulation treatment, can be as effective as a total knee replacement.

Dr. Eric Boyd of the Desert Pain Institute in Mesa explained how it works.

Jerold Cole, who has tried the device, says it works wonders. He could barely walk before the treatment. Now he's square dancing.

For more information on the Oactive knee device go to www.bionicare.com  or call  1-800-444-1456.